MARY ALFRED
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Primary Emphasis Area: Adult Education
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Research Interests
Adult learning and development
Equity and Social Justice in education and the workplace
Immigration and learning
Welfare reform and women's economic development
Women of the Diaspora
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. *Rice, D., Bonner, B., Lewis, C., Alfred, M. V, Nave, F., & Frizell, S. (2016). Reversing the Tide in Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics (STEM): Academically Gifted African American Students in Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). Journal of Research Initiatives, 2(1).

2. Alfred, M. V. (2015). Diaspora, migration, and globalization: Expanding the discourse of adult education. In S. Guo & E. Lange (Eds.), Transnational migration, social inclusion, and adult education (pp 87 - 98). New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

3. Alfred, M. V. (2015). Forward. In D. Nitiri (Ed.). Literacy as a gendered discourse: Engaging the voices of women in global societies, (pp. xi – xii). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (Invited)

4. *Stoddart, D., *Robinson, P., Alfred, M. V. (2014). Exploring the influence of indigenous Caribbean music in shaping the Anglophone Caribbean identity. National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, 7(3), 281-297. *

5. *Robinson, P., & Alfred, M. V. (2014). Family literacy programs: A source of transformative learning. The International Journal of Literacies, 20(2), 1-10 *

6. *Rice, D., & Alfred, M. V. (2014). Personal and structural elements of support for African American female engineers. Journal of Stem Education: Innovation and Research, 15(2), 40-49. *

7. *McPherson, R., & Alfred, M. V. (2014). Welfare reliant mother's identity development. International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, 20(3), 57-66. *

8. *Robinson, P. A. & Alfred, M.V. (2013). Colorism and skin bleaching in Jamaica: Global implications for communities of color and urban classrooms. National Journal of Urban Education and Practice, (6) 3, 202-213 *

9. *Robinson, P., *Rice, D. *Stoddart, D., & Alfred, M. V. (2013). Lifelong learning in Jamaica: Coherent pathways in higher education. International Journal of Scholarly Academic Intellectual Diversity, 15(2), 1-13 *

10. *Alfred, M. V., Cherrstrom, C., Robinson, P., Friday, A. (2013). Transformative learning theory. In B. J. Irby, G. Brown, R. Lara-Alecio & S. Jackson (Eds.), Handbook of educational theories (pp. 125-132 ). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing *

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

TRAIN PD at TCALL. (PI)
Texas Workforce Commission (State)
2016/06/01 - 2018/05/30
Total Funding: 5,303,120.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Prashanti Chennamsetti (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Liz Ann Baez Aguilar (Summer, 2010), Ph.D.
Petra Robinson (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Claire Phillips (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Delores Rice (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Priya Kurup (Fall, 2011), Ph.D.
Patricia Darnell (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Rebecca Jo McPherson (Spring, 2012), Ph.D.
Alicia Friday (Summer, 2013), Ph.D.
Rose Anna Santos (Fall, 2013), Ph.D.
Tonya Turner (Summer, 2014), Ph.D.
Mattna Stephens (Fall, 2014), Ph.D.
Catherine Cherrstrom (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
China Jenkins (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editor (2008 - ). Adult Learning

Assoc Editor (2008 - ). International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology

Editorial Board Member (2006 - ). New Horizons in Adult Education

Co-Editor (2005 - 2008). Adult Learning

Co-Editor (2005 - 2006). New Horizons in Adult Education

Editorial Board Member (2002 - 2005). Adult Learning

Consulting Editor (2001 - ). Adult Education Quarterly

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